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Surprising Stats and Useful Facts About University Websites

University websites are notoriously complex. Some of our higher ed clients manage literally hundreds of sites that mirror their institutions’ numerous faculties, campuses, services and audiences.

Designing a good user experience with these unique constraints is no easy task, and it seems like a lot of schools have issues with things like prioritizing their website’s content.

Case in point I recently stumbled across a tweet that made me do a double-take:

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How to Embed Facebook Videos with the Drupal Media Module

Since the start of lockdown in March, you’ve probably seen way more live streams on social media than you ever had before. These are taking places on platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook Live.

We recently got a question at a training from an attendee whose organization has been doing more live streams on Facebook. They also use Drupal’s built-in Media module and were wondering how they could embed their recorded live streams from Facebook onto their Drupal site. In today's tutorial, I outline two different methods for pulling this off.

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Perfect Your Facebook Link Previews with the Drupal Metatag Module

In a previous blog post and video, we looked at the code that controls the display of link previews on Facebook. This is outlined by Facebook's Open Graph protocol, where we modify the <meta> tags within the <head> of our HTML web page to say what the title, description, image, and other info should appear in our preview.  

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Digital Marketing for Higher Ed: Insights From PSEWEB 2020

Last week I had the opportunity to attend PSEWEB 2020, Canada's annual digital marketing conference for colleges and universities.

While it would have been nice to attend sessions and meet attendees in person (the conference was originally supposed to take place on the McGill campus in Evolving Web's home city of Montreal), it's safe to say that the virtual version of the event was still a success.

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